September 5th Playbook

President Obama is slated to fundraise with Sen. Casey in Philadelphia on Sep. 21, while the NRCC cancels ad spending in Pittsburgh during September. Here is the Playbook.

PA Sen: Barack Obama To Fundraise with Casey in Philadelphia: The former President makes his return to Philadelphia on September 21 for the fundraiser.

Politically Uncorrected: Pennsylvania’s 2018 Gubernatorial: Pennsylvania certainly has some urgent policy issues to discuss, but the gubernatorial candidates just aren’t talking about them.

NRCC Cancels Ad Spending in Pittsburgh for the Next Month: This news mostly pertains to the race in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District between incumbents Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny) and Keith Rothfus (R-Allegheny).

PA8: Cartwright Agrees to Additional Debates: The Democratic incumbent wants the focus of these debates to revolve around four different issues.

 

Harrisburg & DC
PennLive: Scott Wagner: Wolf’s Puerto Rico trip was ‘pure bull***t’ | Wednesday Coffee
WESA: Casey: A ‘Critical Week’ Ahead on Kavanaugh Nomination
WHYY Newsworks: Bill to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers stalled in Pa.
AP: ACLU seeks info on inmate health as guards have fallen ill
AP: As bishop looks on, abusive Father Ned gets a new assignment
Times-Tribune: Nealon wake in courthouse named for him
AP: Parents of Penn State hazing victim settle with fraternity
AP: Prosecutors ask for accusers to testify at Cosby sentencing
StateImpactPA: Sunoco’s 12-inch pipeline leaked 33,000 gallons of gasoline into creek, PHMSA says
StateImpactPA: Introducing ‘energy, explained,’ a podcast from StateImpact Pennsylvania
PLSReporter: Over one million Pennsylvanians have used online voter registration services
PLSReporter: Residents wary of PWSA rate increases even with promised investments
WHYY Newsworks: Ex-Allentown mayor Pawlowski gets new sentencing date  
WHYY Newsworks: With new proposal, trauma-informed care could become standard in Pa. schools
WESA: What Would Happen To Abortion Access In Pennsylvania If Roe V. Wade Was Overturned
City Paper: U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus to get $726K in outside spending from far-right group
Post-Gazette: Pa. prison chief hopes to end statewide lockdown by next week
York Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf to tour parts of York County damaged by flooding today
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Chaos at Kavanaugh hearing; Obama coming to raise money for Casey

 

Philadelphia
PhillyVoice: Former Philadelphia police officer Ryan Pownall faces charges in on-duty fatal shooting of David Jones
PhillyVoice: Happy midterms! Here’s a rundown of the best political zingers in history
Philadelphia Business Journal: Q2’s profit surge was the strongest in years. Here’s who led the charge in Greater Philadelphia.
KYW Newsradio: Philly-area Catholic high school teachers approve two-year contract
KYW Newsradio: Chris Long commends Nike for Kaepernick contract; hopes it continues conversation in NFL
KYW Newsradio: As heat index rises, city officials call school conditions ‘inhumane,’ suggest state funding
Billy Penn: Here’s what Philadelphia is doing to stop domestic violence before it happens
WHYY Newsworks: Bill to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers stalled in Pa.
WHYY Newsworks: Philly teachers union, City Council member lose their cool over early dismissals
Inquirer: Two more immigrant families take church sanctuary in Philly

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Gun Battle: Delco pols push to get firearms out of hands of abusers
Pottstown Mercury: D.A. wants to admit ‘uncharged criminal acts’ at Bill Cosby sentencing hearing
Pottstown Mercury: Rep. Tom Quigley to hold telephone town hall
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County observes International Overdose Awareness
Bucks County Courier Times: New Hope mulls language correction in business privilege tax
Daily Local News: Coatesville Area School District board president resigns

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: Before Roe: How Pittsburgh Hospitals Used A Legal Loophole To Provide Abortions
WESA: Allegheny County Police Investigate How Employees Got Sick Over The Weekend
City Paper: U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus to get $726K in outside spending from far-right group
KDKA: KDKA Investigates: City Property Tax Policy – One Hand Giveth, The Other Taketh Away
Post-Gazette: ‘It affects your emotional state’: Experts say classroom temperature, noise stifle learning     
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto says PWSA at financial crossroads
Tribune Review: Medical marijuana dispensary to open Sept. 28 in Monroeville

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | School board president apologizes for incident at football game; new member appointed
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: New Somerset County commissioner sworn in
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Somerset County modifies retirement fund payment plan
Altoona Mirror: Van Zandt pushing to grow its medical facility
Observer-Reporter: Judge suspends Washington 8th Ward constable pending outcome of criminal case
Beaver County Times: No transport required: County moves to video arrangement for formal arraignments

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Nealon wake in courthouse named for him
Citizens Voice: Candidate Meuser purchases property in Dallas
Post-Gazette: Scranton bishop sanctions a predecessor
The Times Leader: Union hot over Wilkes-Barre mayor’s mandated fire watch
News Item: County approves refuse hauling contract

 

South Central
York Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf to tour parts of York County damaged by flooding today
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster City Council will consider ordinance to decriminalize marijuana at Sept. 11 meeting, may vote Sept. 25
PennLive: Major Pa. anthracite coal mine project to be financed by $1 million grant
Carlisle Sentinel: Mechanicsburg Borough Council OKs reviving municipal authority
Carlisle Sentinel: South Middleton Schools might contract for human resources operation assessment
York Dispatch: Democrat George Scott seeks 10th District seat with help from national party

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Chaos at Kavanaugh hearing; Obama coming to raise money for Casey
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council members question mayor’s appointment to revitalization board
WHYY Newsworks: Ex-Allentown mayor Pawlowski gets new sentencing date

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Tax reform a hot topic at representative’s town halls
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Council in battle with mayor on insurance brokers
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Video of city police officer slamming suspect to ground gains online shares
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Home Rule charter finalizes suggestion on city government

 

Opinion
Inquirer Editorial Board: A back-to-school assignment for Mayor Kenney: pay your interns
Aja Beech: Want to keep our kids safe from gun violence? Keep them after school
Jenice Armstrong: Barry Parks could have been anybody’s dad
Rev. Dr. Donald D. Moore: Brett Kavanaugh will be bad for African Americans
Christine Flowers: Meghan McCain’s weaponized eulogy for her father
Will Bunch: GOP ramming unpopular Brett Kavanaugh down America’s throat is another democracy death blow
Inquirer Editorial Board: Should property tax canvassers also register Philadelphians to vote?
Solomon Jones: Ryan Pownall’s murder charge is the change Colin Kaepernick knelt down for
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Is Greece on the mend?: It has avoided bankruptcy but does not yet prosper
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Beware this reform: Abolishing the Electoral College would be difficult
Dan Simpson: Do we no longer care about human rights?

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